People are freaking out watching drake and travis scott play video games

Posted March 17, 2018

Now, in case you've forgotten what exactly a "Hotline Bling" emote might look like (but honestly, how could you, with the 6 God's dance turning into a worldwide meme), check out this fan-made Fortnite-infused Drake video.

Well past midnight on the East Coast, more than half a million people were watching Ninja and Drake play a game called Fortnite, which has become something of a phenomenon over the past couple of months. He has over 3 million followers on the platform, Engadget reports, with 160,000 of them being paid subscribers. How we know, Ninja asked him how long he has been playing the game and he replied a month or two.

Over 600,000 people watched the stream where the pair, who were later joined by National Football League player JuJu Smith-Schuster and Travis Scott. What a team. What a superb collection of talent.

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The ensemble is pretty weak and all of the supporting characters have incredibly one-dimensional motivations that don't hold up. As someone who is admittedly not a huge gamer, I wasn't sure what the movie might have to offer to someone like me.

There were 630,000 concurrent viewers at its peak on the live-streaming platform Wednesday. Drake, of course, is one of the most popular rappers in the world.

"The reaction to this Twitch stream shows the power of mixing a major celebrity with a very popular game in a live streamed environment", said Piers Harding-Rolls, games analyst at IHS Markit to the BBC. You can watch the entire thing here if you like, but if you're short on time, this is the best way to get a feel of how the momentous occasion went down.

People were also pretty quick to jump on the meme bandwagon after Drake and Ninja began streaming.

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Ch-ch-check out the clips (below) for the team game action and Drake and Ninja's exclusive play time.

Fortnite was languishing in development until past year, when it introduced a mode called "Battle Royale". The stream additionally trended on Twitter.

It seems likely that Epic is going to try and capitalize on Drake's sudden interest in Fortnite and include the emote, but it wouldn't be the first studio to do so. As in Drake the extremely famous musician, not a male duck.

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